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Romantic and Private Cottage! (This One is Different!)

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Rear View of House- Note the Degree of Privacy

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Last updated: 05/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

When we first walked into this unique cottage, we immediately fell in love with it and we know you will too! Not your run-of-the mill rental house, this cottage wraps its arms around you from the minute you pull in the driveway. It has been owner-occupied for years, and the care taken by the owner is apparent from the outside landscaping to the tastefully appointed furnishings inside.

The cottage is located in Surfside Shores subdivision, 14 miles out Ft. Morgan peninsula. It sits on quiet street on a heavily-wooded lot on top of a dune one block off of the beach, with empty wooded lots on three sides, affording an unusual degree of privacy. Less than 500 feet to the beach (private wooded path through a beautiful beach dune), there is a partial Gulf view from the back deck and screened in porch and a better view from the upper deck. The upper deck (crow's nest) is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee or view a spectacular sunset. A secluded outside shower provides a perfect way to cool off after a stroll back from the beach.

And wait until you see the inside! Tiled floors throughout, unique furniture and decorations, open floor plan, pleasing color schemes, the style is reminiscent of an old island plantation home. None of the typical condominium-style beach decor in this charmer. There is a master bedroom with a very comfortable queen bed and private bath, a second bedroom with two double beds, and a downstairs private bedroom/bath suite (separate entrance). The second upstairs full bath is directly off the living room. A full laundry room is attached to the covered parking area downstairs. The fully-equipped kitchen adjoins the living area for great entertaining.

If you are looking for a something different in a private setting, look no further. We know that you will find this cottage as special as we do!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1375 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs allowable subject to owner approval. There is a 15% non-refundable pet fee, based on your rental fee only. No cats please. Call us to discuss your pet....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in the Master Bedroom., Double Beds (1) Two double beds in the upstairs guest bedroom, and one double bed in the downstairs suite. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sofa in the downstairs suite folds out as a floor matress....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Beach Chairs, beach umbrellas, skim boards, buckets and nets provided! We also have a small library of books for great beach reading....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Tons of books to help you relax- help yourself...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Many board games...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV availble on all three TVs (living room, guest bedroom, and downstairs suite)....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Beach toys, boogie boards etc. ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    We have small library of DVD movies....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    You can see the beach from the outside deck and the Crow's nest on top. The beach is a 3 minute walk over the dune....moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    You can see the water clearly from the outside deck and the Crow's nest on top. The beach is a 3 minute walk over a beatiful wooded dune path....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace:

    Gas logs...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of room to park boats, RV, etc. on the grass lawn....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No long distance...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    We have most everything you would have in your kitchen at home, no need to bring anything!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete, well stocked kitchen- we cook almost every meal when there and have stocked in accordingly and get many compliments from guests on how well appointed it is. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Open deck area adjoins scrrened porch. Crow's nest on top of house with great views of the Gulf....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

    Two coaster bikes and great neighborhood to ride bikes....moreless

  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened porch out back...moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nice natural-based landscaping in keeping with the natural dune environment of subdivision. Large grass lawn near street for parkiing, playing ball, etc. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Both gas and eletric...moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some rafts and boogie boards...moreless

  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015
Mar 7 - May 23, 2015
3 night min stay
$150
$1,000
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 12, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,600
Fall
Sep 13 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$140
$925
Winter
Nov 1 - Mar 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$110
$700 $2,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

PET FEE- there is a 15% NON-REFUNDABLE pet fee, based on cost of rental only. Pet is allowed pending approval of owner. Dogs only.

Rates are subject to change. If you have made your deposit, your rate will not change, but will remain as quoted.


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Last updated: 05/20/2015
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Location

  • Sassy Bass Amazin' Grill

    "Really cool restaurant with unique offerings plus some of the standard fare only 2 miles fro..."

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  • Gulf Shores Marina

    "Closest marina to our house, about 5 miles west, on Mobile Bay. Bait, tackle, and fishing ..."

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  • Surf fishing

    "There is good surf fishing on the beach at our house, contact owner for how to catchem!"

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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pensacola, FL
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dauphin Island Ferry
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 59 and Fort Morgan Road

Car: Not Necessary

Historic Fort Morgan 7 miles away. Ferry to Dauphin Island 6 miles away. Good fishing off beach in front of cottage (contact me and I will tell you how to catch them!)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Jan and I live on a mountain ridge just north of Birmingham, AL, but have been avid beach goers for many years. We have three grown children,one of whom is married , and we all enjoy our beach time! We purchased the house for our family use, and decorated it to our tastes, and happy to be able to share it with others. We have been surprised at the level of care our guests show when visiting- it seems they love the place as much as we do!

Why the Owner Chose Homes, Single Family:
Having attended college in nearby Mobile, AL we spent many weekends at the beach in the Gulf Shores area subathing, fishing and surfing. We always knew we would own our own place there one day, but did not think it would happen so soon. The location, layout, yard, proximity to the beach, and privacy are just what we wanted, so we made the leap!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The thing we enjoy the most at our cottage is the privacy. The house sits among live oaks with lots of natural dune vegetation surrounding it, and the path over the dune to the beach makes you feel like you are on an island somewhere. We also enjoy the screened porch, the private beach 5 minutes away (no condos!), the quiet neighborhood, and the unique furnishings inside. It really is different than many of the rental homes you see down there.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Rear View of House- Note the Degree of Privacy

    Rear View of House- Note the Degree of Privacy

  • View of Gulf From Upper Deck- Just Follow the Short Wooded Dune Path!

    View of Gulf From Upper Deck- Just Follow the Short Wooded Dune Path!

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • View of Kitchen

    View of Kitchen

  • Master bedroom w/ queen size bed and private bath

    Master bedroom w/ queen size bed and private bath

  • Cozy screened back porch

    Cozy screened back porch

  • Beautiful path to the beach as viewed from back of house

    Beautiful path to the beach as viewed from back of house

  • Downstairs suite w/ full bed, fold out couch and private bath

    Downstairs suite w/ full bed, fold out couch and private bath

  • West View of House, and Covered Parking (oudoor shower on left)

    West View of House, and Covered Parking (oudoor shower on left)

  • Living Room with Wood Burning Fireplace

    Living Room with Wood Burning Fireplace

  • Path Through Natural Dune to Beach

    Path Through Natural Dune to Beach

  • Your private beach on the Gulf 500 ft. from your back door

    Your private beach on the Gulf 500 ft. from your back door

  • Upstairs guest room with 2 full size beds

    Upstairs guest room with 2 full size beds

  • Enjoy dining alfresco on the screened porch ( sun deck just beyond)

    Enjoy dining alfresco on the screened porch ( sun deck just beyond)

  • Relax  in complete privacy among the live oaks

    Relax in complete privacy among the live oaks

  • View of Gulf of Mexico from deck

    View of Gulf of Mexico from deck

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  • Property type
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/20/2015
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